BJP seeks package from Centre for farmers

The state unit of BJP on Monday demanded that the Central government sanction a Rs 10,000 crore package to help farmers hit by drought.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2011, 16:44 PM IST

Hyderabad: The state unit of BJP on Monday
demanded that the Central government sanction a Rs 10,000
crore package to help farmers hit by drought.

The situation in the state was deteriorating with the
number of `mandals` affected by drought increasing from 400 to
709 as per the government data, BJP`s state President G Kishan
Reddy told reporters here.

Kiran Kumar Reddy`s government was merely declaring
mandals as drought-hit, but has not undertake any relief
measures for the affected farmers, Reddy charged.

He demanded that the Chief Minister lead an all-party
delegation to Delhi to apprise the UPA government about the
prevailing drought situation in the state and seek package of
Rs 10,000 crore to provide help to farmers who lost their
crops.

PTI